Brigitte Bardot receives the GAIA Lifetime Achievement Award

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Brigitte Bardot receives the GAIA Lifetime Achievement Award

13 October 2019
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Brigitte Bardot—who celebrated her 85th birthday on 28 September—has received the GAIA Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award itself reveals why she is the one to receive it: two open hands lifting up seven animals, including a horse, lamb, and seal. Plus the inscription: ‘And God created the advocate for animals rights’, as a symbol of her tremendous efforts and activities. 

Michel Vandenbosch, President of GAIA: “For almost half a century, Brigitte Bardot has fought tirelessly to defend animals against cruelty and abuse. This award, therefore, aims to honour an icon in the fight for animal welfare and rights.” Bardot has already supported several GAIA campaigns (for an EU ban on the trading of seal products, against long-distance transport of cattle, against the cruel tradition of horse racing in the streets, etc.). “I have met her many times and have never failed to be impressed by her charisma and kindness.”

The Brigitte Bardot Foundation and GAIA both belong to the Board of Eurogroup for Animals, a European alliance of more than 60 associations defending the interests of animals.